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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Have a question for us? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re curious about whether it’s time for your next checkup or if we’ll accept your dental insurance, you’ll find answers to these questions and more below. If you have a question that we haven’t included here, please contact us so we can answer it right away! We’re always happy to talk dentistry and make sure you completely understand your care.

How often should I go to the dentist?

This really depends on your particular needs. If you have a pressing issue, such as a cavity or a toothache, you should go see your dentist right away. On the other hand, if you have stable dental health, then you should see a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This will keep your smile looking great and prevent many small problems from developing in the first place.

Do you accept child patients?

We do. Our experienced team is ready and able to serve every member of your family, including the youngest and cutest ones!

Which is better: an electric or manual toothbrush?

Both kinds of toothbrushes are excellent when used consistently and correctly, but overall, electric toothbrushes have been shown to do a better job of cleaning the teeth. If you’re looking to upgrade your home routine, you can pick up an electric toothbrush the next time you come to see us.

What is the best way to make my teeth white?

While regular brushing, flossing, and dental appointments are great for keeping your teeth nice and pearly white, the only way to make them dramatically brighter is with professional whitening treatments like those we provide here. With them, we can make your smile up to eight shades whiter while at the same time ensuring your teeth don’t become more sensitive.

How can I get rid of chips, stains, and gaps?

You can actually take care of them all at the same time with porcelain veneers. These thin coverings are bonded to the front of the teeth to simulate real enamel, and in just two easy appointments, they can completely change the look of your smile for the better.

Are dental implants right for me?

This all depends on a few factors, including your dental health, overall health, and budget. Compared to other tooth replacements, dental implants are in a class of their own when it comes to how natural they look and how long they last, but they aren’t right for everyone. To see if you could benefit from dental implants, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with our team.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Walnut Hill Dental Associates is happy to accept and file claims for all dental insurance plans. We’re even in-network providers for Cigna, Humana, and MetLife. Contact us today to see how we can use your plan to help you save.